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Infrastructure & Communication

Limited resources and a lack of reliable telecommunication place Yanomami communities at risk of devastating epidemics and incursions of illegal gold miners. The Yanomami Foundation supports projects that reinforce infrastructures such as medical clinics and schools to advance education programs and enhance communication systems. However, much more work must be done to fortify and equip existing hotspots in Yanomami territory.

By improving existing infrastructure and communication systems, we will enhance the monitoring of Yanomami health situations, improve disease surveillance and medical response times, and limit the spread of infectious diseases. Furthermore, we will improve the reliable emergency transportation of patients and medical personnel to outpatient clinics.

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We acknowledge the impact that various technologies and tools have on the environment in the Yanomami territory. However, we understand the importance of clean energy and power supply for Yanomami programs and the protection of the Amazon. Therefore, we endorse projects that implement advanced, innovative, and zero-emissions technologies to help the Yanomami achieve their goals. These projects aim to minimize the output of harmful pollutants and toxins, while meeting complex energy needs.

Moreover, our impact will reduce the region's dependency on fossil fuels. By collaborating with Yanomami programs and other support groups, we build international and intercultural trust while working towards common goals.

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Current projects include:

  • Installation of reliable satellite communication systems at Yanomami schools and medical clinics.

  • Replacing gas-powered outboard motors with fully electric ones.

  • Installation of solar panels and reliable off-grid battery supplies.

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